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Address: Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
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This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.

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Manila Super Saver: Manila Sightseeing plus Tagaytay Tour with Taal Volcano

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Quiet lake

You need to hire a boat, hate bargaining with local people, they always try to sell you the boat more expansive. The lake is nice, something very choppy, ready to get wet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ivy-Miao-Zheng
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You need to hire a boat, hate bargaining with local people, they always try to sell you the boat more expansive. The lake is nice, something very choppy, ready to get wet.

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Cavite City, Philippines
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some put their review for their Taal Crater journey here but this page is for the lake. Clean lake, it is calm and mysterious. You can rent a boat then cruise around or have a transfer to the island where the Taal Volcano is nestled. Make sure to haggle wisely with the boatmen or join other groups for split payment.... More 

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Thank Kates A
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70 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lake view was so so, not so clean, if you want to visit, its one packace with taal volcano trip, nothing to do here

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Thank Denny F
Hangzhou, China
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Lake Taal in order to visit the volcano in the middle. From Manila via a charter tour it took roughly 1:45-2:00 hours time and was well worth the trip. One can take in the amazing views, visit the volcano, take a boat ride, and many other things. I am not aware of much swimming availability, but I am... More 

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Thank ERIC W
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled by taxi from Tagaytay to Batangas using the winding mountain road - very scenic ! We stayed at Club Balai Isabel a 4-5 star resort. We found it on Resortime.com. Highly recommend if your budget can stretch. Tight budget you can stay at Days Hotels or VCI Holidays. We went to see the Taal Lake which has a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Taal is definitely worth a visit especially on the way to or from Tagaytay. It is a naturally beautiful place with great serenity. After the hustle and bustle of Batangas or Lipa City it's a welcome relief to the assault on the senses.

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Thank Craig G
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Taal lake is the outer caldera lake formed when Taal mountain exploded several centuries ago. It was connected to the sea directly, but has since been separated by the rising mountain. Within this lake are several islands formed by new volcano craters.

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Thank Tom_Ragell
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Drove to Tagaytay City to tour friends from Russia, we got bored with Tagaytay, as there was nothing to do, except see the sights and eat. There are a number of tour guides who peddle the Taal Lake trip on the streets so we went ahead and gave it a try. We had to drive 30 minutes down the mountain... More 

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1 Thank Heinrich S
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Loved the visit. We stayed at the Taal Lake Yacht club for the day and then went to antonios for breakfast. Strongly suggest using the club as they will allow you to use their guide to go right to the lake and not just see the volcanic lake from the rim.

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2 Thank Nusserwan T
New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The lake is quite beautiful, safe and peaceful. We enjoyed the outrigger style boat ride to the volcano on the little island.

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